The Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership degree emphasizes the development of Effective Facilitators of Learning, a goal that demands collaborative decision-making in diverse settings. As you work on your degree, you immerse yourself in a cohort program based on:
- Clinical practice
- Promoting institutional effectiveness in schools, school districts and educational service agencies
As a cohort, you’ll engage in research and participate in class discussions with fellow future leaders. You support each other and develop professional relationships. We’ve chosen this cohort approach because it reflects the real world.
What Is Required?
You can earn an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership by successfully completing 42 hours of courses. Courses such as Data-Driven Leadership and Principals in the 21st Century provide you with the fundamental knowledge you need to become an effective K-12 superintendent. Knowledge and skills gained are compiled in a professional portfolio and validated through a presentation to a graduate education faculty committee.
After earning the Ed.S. degree, you can earn the Ed.D. degree by completing nine additional hours and a doctoral dissertation project for 12 hours of credit. You must earn a passing score on the leadership portfolio presentation before beginning the dissertation project.